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Operation Green Up Gunjur concludes with planting of 21 coconut trees

The Gunjur Youth Movement’s 2019 Operation Green Up Gunjur has ended with 21 coconut trees planted at the sacred mosque premises at Gunjur beach and at the Phase One Project site on Sunday. 


The exercise brought together cross section of the community of Gunjur including religious leaders, the Alikalo, Ward Councillor, council of elders, youth groups and others from across the country.


Operation Green Up Gunjur which targets a one man one tree campaign aims to plant thousand trees in Gunjur to help protect the environment. Sunday’s event followed a similar planting exercise at the beginning of the raining season. 


on 24th August this year, Operation “Green Up Gunjur” saw scores of environmental concerned groups and individuals across the country, members of the community of Gunjur, representatives of government and non governmental organisations, the MP for Kombo South, Alkali and councillor of Gunjur Ward were all in attendance. The event witnessed the planting of orange trees, coconut trees, lollipop trees, flamboyant trees along the coastal road towards Kartong and Brikama.

Gunjur Youth Movement who cordinated the One Man One Tree campaign in collaboration wiht Green Up Gambia had this to say about the success of the conclusion of the 2019 planting exercise:


“Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out today with the "One Man - One Tree" campaign in Gunjur at the "Kenyekeny Jamenho and the Phase 1 project site spearheaded by Gunjur Youth Movement.


Deepest gratitude to all those who helped in making the event a wonderful success. You've all supported in every bit you can, and I am absolutely thrilled that you came along to help - and did such a great job of the planting itself!


Special thanks to the entire leadership of Gunjur village and the Gambia for their ongoing support to environmental, and youth groups. Thanks to our able sisters out there and also our able mentor and president of Supreme Islamic council and other dignitaries present.


Finally - a huge thanks to the environmental organization Green Up Gambia for their continued support and collaboration. As environmentalists, we couldn't make our events happen without your valuable supports, thank you all!


Kudos to Gunjur Youth Movement for kicking-off this year's "Summer Go-Green" tree planting with "One Man - One Tree" campaign in Gunjur village.”

Video: Imam Muhammed Lamin Touray speaking at the tree planting event at Gunjur beach



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